Ireland


08.24.14

*Disclaimer: These photos were taken on a phone. Just so you know.

Ireland... The grass is definitely greener on the other side, with hints of red everywhere. Words can't describe how amazing this experience was. It was actually quite serendipitous as to how this adventure came about, but that is story for another time. This place is unlike anything I've ever experienced and I can't wait to go back. I've even considered moving there. Who knows what the future holds. The people there are so whole-hearted and warm. They truly invest in each other and openly welcome strangers. We even go to witness the entire Latin Quarter participate in the ice-bucket challenge. I don't want to talk too much about the trip because I wouldn't know what else to say. So I'll let you just enjoy the imagery. But before I go, I must leave you with something. So here it is: I've found that you can only truly understand life when you leave your comfort zone and unlearn everything you've been taught to be fact or way of life. It's easy to say, "Well that's just how it's always been," and and forget that someone had to make it that way in the first place. It in fact, was not always like that. I understand this might be a bit vague, but my point is that leaving the country, where I've resided for more than twenty-five years, even for just a short time, gave me some insight into how the rest of the world thinks, does, and lives. I was given a taste of an alternate reality almost, that questioned all of my preconceived notions of the quality of life and how we live it, and I want so much more of it. It was so inspiring, and I would have never experienced it had I not ventured out of my comfort zone. Life is truly lived when one learns to be comfortable with discomfort. So, go be uncomfortable. Later!